Sunday, November 20, 2011

LadyLove Photography

So I created this blog because I was inspired by my business LadyLove Photography. As the owner I have assumed the alter ego of LadyLove and this blog is to share MY InnerSass since I am usually capturing other Lady's InnerSass'. I haven't been doing a very good job on keeping up to date with  posting and revealing my InnerSass as time is of the essence and so very limited in my LoveLand. (Yes, along with my "main" alter ego I have created an alter world that I escape to in order to keep my sanity. Or keep my insanity. ) So I would LOVE to share with you my baby. My love. My EVERYTHING. And promise to offer more shimmers into my InnerSass glimmer by glimmer.


True Beauty

 Life is difficult, however once we realize this fact and accept it life becomes less and less difficult. I read this fact in a book I had borrowed from a friend. The book: The Road Less Traveled. The friend: Ocoy Pearson. I feel that this friend of mine has been placed into my life by God as a catalyst of my own transformation. She is a bright spirit that like us all have our own struggles but the weight of her struggles brightens the light that no matter what we are going through we must push through. Be strong. Be courageous. The Lord said this to Joshua three times before he went to battle to claim the land for Israel and those four words are a key element in the book of Joshua as well as our outlook on life.

I use to work at a group home and was blessed to have my path cross  with a struggling girl not too much younger than myself. She was like the older little sister I had always wanted but never had. We would laugh and talk about serious life issues and grow from each other. She had been going through some pretty intense family issues and a Lady had given her the following story to her,

"You are going through a transformation in your life right now. It’s not what you think .It’s what you see and it’s inside you. Consider for a moment the life of a butterfly .Long before it ever takes to flight long before it even became a caterpillar it was an egg. Programmed into the egg is a secret code that will someday transform that egg  into something miraculous. The egg knows nothing about the secret it carries. The caterpillar knows nothing about what it will become. Everything it does is instinctive. It doesn’t have to think about it. It just does what it has been programmed to do.
Over the course of its life it will go through several transformations before it becomes what it was ultimately created to be. Who its parents were doesn’t matter. How it was treated as a young caterpillar cannot stop the process. Who its friends are, who its enemies were, how many mistakes it made, or how much money it earned does not change the code. It was ultimately created to become something wonderful.
Now for a moment, consider your own life. Take away every outside influence, including your parents, your childhood, your family, your friends, your past (good or bad). Your present and your future. What do you have left? Anything?
If your answer is a giant “I don’t know” You will soon discover the secret that will change everything you believe about your life so far. The secret really isn’t a secret, because it’s yourself, you still have YOURSELF and you always will! That’s why I want you to discover what you have inside. You can only do that by transforming yourself from a caterpillar into the beautiful butterfly you have waiting to emerge within you.
The butterfly must struggle to escape the cocoon all by itself. It can’t be helped to escape the caterpillar shell because if that is done in nature the butterfly will die, because it will not gain the strength it needs to emerge from within itself and then fly free. Our wish for you is to become the butterfly you are meant to be!"

How truly amazing this story is to life and all of its creation. We are all programmed for something beautiful.  Everyone contains beauty within and it is up to us to have faith in that fact and the knowledge to keep striving in life for that beauty. No matter the struggle someone else always has it worse and someone will always have it better. If we accept the life we have and strive for positive transformation then isn't that in itself the "True Beauty"?